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FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
% still undecided this week's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the th
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
a political ploy? >> comedian stephen colbert testifying in character on capitol hill about migrant labor. >> i want to go by american and lice by venezuela and sphop by a spawhere a brazilian gives. >> and did he hed light or make mockery of the system. we report and you decide. >> chaz from maryland. you can hesitate and there is no time to daily, it is time for "fox and friends" with clayon, dave and ally. >> you -- thank you. >> wow. i don't know time. >> it is great to be here for dave briggs. how did chaz know i was going to be here today. >> i think he has a lining device. >> it is pretty impressive. philly pride in the house. >> philly is two games away. magic name for the phillies. they won 11 straight. and the braves lose again. ally shake your head and pretend you know what we are talking about. >> i am. baseball. >> we have a new's alert. a flight from canada to pakistan makes a emergency landing in sweden after canadian authorities get a tip that a passenger may be carrying explosive. one passenger was taken in for questioning. the airline was flying from toronto to karachi.
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 10:30am EDT
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FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 8:00pm EDT
was stephen colbert testifying in front of al congressional commission today. we will tell you and it might annoy you. jon stewart and colbert announcing rallies like glenn beck did in d.c. or, like bmc software, you can dream it and do it. bmc lists on nasdaq, the world's most innovative can-do exchange. [ tires screech ] [ engine revving ] [ drums playing ] [ male announcer ] 306 horsepower. race-inspired paddle shifters. and f-sport-tuned suspension. all available on the new 2011 lexus is. it isn't real performance unless it's wielded with precision. >> bill: impact segment tonight. according to a recent gallup poll just 18% of the american public approves of congress. stephen colbert recently spent a day working on a farm in upstate new york demonstrating what migrant workers go through. >> you said take our jobs please. i came and worked out there harvesting america's crops. tell me, do i have what it takes to be a migrant farm worker? >> i'm sorry, sir, but you are not qualified. >> oh, thank god! can i go home now? >> please. >> where is my driver? pablo? thanks, pablo. let's go. >>
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to be a standoff right now. and a remarkable moment on capitol hill today. comedian stephen colbert appeared in front of a committee on immigration and border security and, basically, mocked the issue? and the hearing. and the lawmakers sat there and took it. before things even got started, however, one lawmaker did apparently see what was coming and asked ahead of time that kohl bay bare -- colbert make his statement in writing. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> that is correct. >> well, thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert'
FOX News
Sep 9, 2010 10:33am EDT
down with stephen colbert for the comedy central show, made up entirely of active troops and veterans. it was great gathering. mr. biden having a bit fun, taking on a slightly different role as hot dog man. you can see him there, and also sent a message to former president george w. bush: >> let's talk about president bush for a second. the administration has got some critique, criticism from me and my conservative friends, you have not given enough credit to president bush. would you like to take this opportunity right now? >> mr. president, thank you. you've honored these guys, you've honored these women, you've honored these troops, and i've known you, your entire eight years as president, i've never known a time when you didn't care about what -- we have agreed on policy but you deserve a lot of credit, phr-fpt president. >> mr. president, i never disagreed with your policy, so i thank you and i never disagreed! >> martha: wonder if the former president caught that. i love that lean in at the end by stephen. bill and giving out hot dogs in that show. martha: bid wen -- biden, he a
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 4:00am EDT
the charity work but they are not playing a role. here we have stephen colbert, popular and funny character, but speaking in character is highly unusual. i've never seen another human do that. >> although humans behind the scenes have been known to bring elmo and kermit the frog to life to speak to lawmakers. but he says inviting colbert to speak was a gamble. >> dangerous, so close to the election when people are angry at congress and some of them will see this as a publicity stunt g. but still, he says the presence today brought much more attention to the hearing than it might have gotten otherwise. will people remember long-term that he was drawing attention to the issue of immigrant farm workers? cousak says probably not. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: throughout the day, lawmakers continue to react to the colbert appearance. house speaker nancy pelosi said this afternoon, "of course i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, i think it's great." on the other side, republican congressman steve kin
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >> geraldo: so funny. love them or hate them, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigrant labor to pick fruits and veggables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. eventually americans may consider taking these ons again. or maybe that is crazy. maybe the easier answer is to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves kimberly guilfoylthemselves. >> kimberly: that is one solution. here to give us his take is steven crowder. what do you think about the testimony of colbert. there is a lot of controversy about it. >> we are talking about it. talking about it with you. i love geraldo but you are more fun to look at. everry time i'm here he is not here. i think he bailed. >> kimberly: finds you frightening. >> the feeling is mutual. nancy pelosi, a lot of things you can say, she is old, she is mean, but not stupid. she understands the value in entertainers and using cultural icons for their cause and the trut
FOX News
Sep 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
yesterday came from a police interrogation of the suspect, in which stephen hayes admit to raping and killing jennifer pettitte and giving a very bizarre explanation for doing what he did. also, jurors were introduced to some very graphic cell phone pictures taken of joshua sarjasky sexually assaulting 11-year-old makaila, also the chief medical examiner took the stand and told exactly how the young girls died. >> the testimony was graphic, buglio tpheufplt had interrogated hayes moments after his arrest and he was telling the detectives he raped pettitte after jakkowski sexually molested is is-year-old makila. add to go the heart break, cell phone pictures taken by saljetski of what he did with the young daughter, he painted a picture of criminals desperate for money, of a robbery that went horrifically wrong. the medical examiner testified about the final moments of makaila, saying soot was found in the house, which was set on fire. both bodies were burned but the doctor couldn't say whether the burns occurred while the girls were alive. dr. pettitte briefly spoke with the media
FOX News
Sep 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
democrats on the fence to say, hang on a moment. >> bill, if they've got time to have a hearing with stephen colbert they can take a vote on pending tax relief. i believe all the tax cuts would be extending but they just don't want to hold that vote. bill: on the screen you can see for a family of four making $50,000 a year, if the tax cuts are not extended they will pay $2,900 more in taxes during a time when as you no and you've stated and we talked to stu varney that the economy is still struggling. family of four making a hundred grand a year pay $4,500 more in taxes. how do you think thinks this is going to happen. >> hopefully it will not. if the hreps -- republicans are in the house and senate you won't see any increase in taxes. this adds to uncertainty, we hear our small businesses talking about itment there is a growing i think incompetent in governing in washington. this is damaging i think for the democrats across the board. bill: one more question. john boehner said in his responsible, the most irresponsible thing he has ever known congress to do. is that hyperbole or do you agr
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. congressional hearings generally are not where you go to have a good laugh. but when stephen colbert comes to town, he brings the funny. coming up, some comedy and a bit of controversy as well. >> i participated in the ufw's take our job campaign. one of only 16 people in america to take up the challenge. though that number may increase in the near future, as i understand many democrats may be looking for work come november. 1965, a lot of good thin came out that year like medicare. this year, like always, we'll have our guaranteed benefits. and with the new healthcare law, more good things are coming: free check-ups, lower prescription costs, and better ways to protect us and medicare from fraud. see what else is new. i think you're gonna like it. ♪ >> jon: new video now from cicely where a plane has gone off the runway. witnesses say the plane from the airline wind jet swerved as it was landing in bad weather. as you can see the crew deployed the emergency slides on which all of the 143 passengers escaped. the italian emergency crews say almost two dozen people on that plane were hurt
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
! bill: he got a big following doing political parody and stephen colbert is going to washington to testify on the hot button issue of what? immigration. and a lot of folks are asking why. martha: and his beautiful wife. and a terrifying plane crash that ended awfully. it's not then of the story, folks. we're going to show you what happened after that. martha: an air show went terribly wrong. watch what happened to this little plane as it spiraled out of control, it crashed and burst into flames, very scary for everyone on the ground and of course the pilot but he survived. he was rushed to the hospital. apparently it was flying too low, clipped its wing. it was a scary situation from that fiery crash. bill: let's hear it for a miracle, right? do not adjust your television. stephen colbert is testifying this hour on capitol hill, appearing before a house subcommittee on the hot button issue of immigration, that move not sitting well with many, especially after reports that colbert would testify in character, the character he uses on his nightly show. judge andrew napolitano has i
FOX News
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. then on october 30, jon stewart and stephen colbert are putting together a mock rally on the mall. again, i urge you to watch it and pay attention. i'm disappointed that they feel we have to mock honor. but whatever. again, i wish them success. on friday, i actually felt bad for stephen colbert. he was testifying before a house hearing on immigration on friday. and he was doing it in character. it was really in poor taste. but i don't necessarily think it was his fault. he participated, but this is a bad idea. nobody -- i haven't seen anybody report on this. do you know who it was that set this whole thing up? the united farm workers union. yes, again, the unions. orchestrating colbert's immigration worker experience, and the appearance before the committee. that's what happened. why is that left out that it's these people? the unions? it's special interest. and by the way, i do want you to see 10-2-10. i don't wish them any ill-will or any harm at all. i want you to see it. you can get all the rally information and organizing. you can find out how to attend by going to this website. it is the c
FOX News
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
. pinheads and patriots moments away with some more controversial surrounding stephen colbert. wait until you hear this. p and p is next. q4n >> bill: pinheads and patriots in a moment. first, the "wall street journal" says in my book where you tan in the nation of obama is the nation's top selling nonfiction book, number one there. it is. pinheads and patriots out sold its nearest competitor last week by 28%. yet, some left wing publications have it at number two. all i will say is thank you very much to everyone who is supporting my book. now the mail, jerry: fact that the justice department will not pursue voting abuses unless minorities are victims is setting back racial harmony in this country. david: how about a follow-up on how media dealt with the testimony the justice department is racially bias? the testimony of christopher coates last friday was barely covered jennifer: bill, in is no such thing as reverse racism. we received a lot of letters like yours jennifer. reverse racism is shorthand for bias against whites. page: i think colbert made a great point most americans will not do
FOX News
Sep 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. the house committee last week heard from comedian stephen colbert about immigration, today listen to media mogul rupert murdock and michael bloomberg. murdock owns the parent company of this network and bloomberg is mayor of new york and owns his own financial news service. they urged lawmakers to match effort to secure the border with efforts to ensure employers don't hire people illegally. they're part of a group favoring comprehensive immigration reform. that brings to us the featured text to vote poll. the question for you: what should congress have dealt with before leaving? you can text your answer to 36288. type sr1 for holding ethics hearings. sr2 for spending cuts. sr3 for school nutrition bill. or sr4 for tax cuts. we'll bring you the results at the end of the program. still ahead, new york's gubernatorial race gets personal as a candidate and a reporter go at it. >> i'll take you out, buddy. >> take me out? >> yeah. >> how are you going doto do that? >> watch. >> chris: we begin america's news headquarters coverage tonight in the state of new york where the concept of bare knuck
FOX News
Sep 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
to be up to every detail. bill: and, stephen hayes and marion marsh are coming up to debate the topic you are talking about. stay tuned for that great panel and a big issue here, in the meantime, voters waiting to see what congress does about the expiring tax cuts, both parties divided over whether or not to extend them, to all americans, and, democratic leaders have yet to make a move on the issue and that change -- will that change today, we wonder, molly henneberg, camped out on the hill, what this is democrats' strategy at play. >> reporter: that is what everybody is waiting to see, how the democrats will proceed with this and the nation's most high-profile democrat, president obama, will speak about the bush tax cuts later today. that is what we are given to expect. and, the tax cuts that are -- apply to virtually every taxpayer that are set to expire at the end of the year unless congress acts and the president said he wants to extend the tax cuts for households that make $250,000 or less and, democrats led my harry reid, are trying to figure out how to do that but as yet no bill is
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
but today, comedian stephen colbert is headed to capitol hill where lawmakers weren't exactly amused by his visit. so what brought him to washington? geraldo rivera joins us next. he is on the hot seat. it is not the only thing we're going to be talking to him about. we asked him questions that viewers like you have sent in. you can go to foxnews.com/happeningnow to post your question. we'll be right back with geraldo next. c cken broth that adds msg, cken broth one stands alone. the secret is swanson 100% natural chicken broth. another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack that's caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death, by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous clots. ask your doctor if plavix is right for you. protection that helps save lives. [ female announcer ] certain genetic factors and some medicines such as prilosec reduce
FOX News
Sep 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
irresponsible, referring to stephen colbert's testimony on friday boehner said this about the democrats. >> they have time to bring a comedian to washington, d.c. but they don't have time to eliminate the uncertainty by extending all of the current tax rates? i think that is irresponsible. >> also on "fox news sunday" chris wallace pressed boehner on whether he would be able to support just middle income tax cuts. he said previously he would if that was the only option on the table. he said this time he wants all the tax cuts extended repeatedly blasting democrats for not taking up the vote this week. >>> an unruly passenger caused a problem for passengers last night. it had only been in the air 30 minutes when the passenger dispush bans occurred. delta is not releasing what happened. the plane returned to seattle and the flight was canceled and all the passengers had to stay overnight to wait for the next flight to amsterdam. >>> this is a fox news alert. we have learned that the pentagon spent more than $47,000 to purchase and then burn thousands of copies of a book that had been prev
FOX News
Sep 28, 2010 1:00pm EDT
: the prosecution is bringing it's final witnesses this morning in the murder case of stephen haze. the defense will get a chance in a day or two to present a defense for a man who admitted killing jennifer petit. one of the defense attorneys for the other defendant in this case came outside the courthouse and said that thinks client did not sodomize 11-year-old makalia. that was very important, the judge had imposed a gag order. now there is a contempt of court hearing whether or not that gag ordered was violated. fire investigators are now on the stand for the prosecution talking about the burned-out petit home, the home invasion in which the three petit women were killed. the home was set on fire after the crimes were committed. the fire investigators are going over the burn patterns. the legal experts say that the defense will call maybe a witness or two, possibly even stephen haze. at that point both sides will rest and make their closing arguments. the judge says the case could go to the jury as early as friday. tom lewis for fox news. megyn back to you. megyn: thanks, tom. everyone in th
FOX News
Sep 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
everybody back to work. martha: stephen moore, is an economic writer at the "wall street journal." good to see you. >> hi there. martha: a couple of things i take away from what austan goolsbee said, they try to manage down expectation and don't want to say things will get better when we have a long way to go. >> that's right, by the way, martha, i have known him several years and is a good economist but what he's disabilities of here is being honest, here. being honest about the repercussions of the stimulus bill, we probably are going to have a number of more months of 9%-plus unemployment, and, this, i think is an admission, at stimulus plan did not work. remember, we were promised an unemployment rate of less than 8% by now. martha: why they are backing away from specific numbers, because, the 8% number has hung around their shoulders in an unpleasant way and there's the august number, 9.6, the highest rate of 10% and nobody is feeling great at 9.6%, and, the stimulus package, there's still a lot of money left in that. a lot of folks wonder why can't we use the money for the new sti
FOX News
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, putting one seat short of taking over both house of congress. panel, stephen hayes from "weekly standard," juan williams from national public radio and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, what do you make of this? this is the second report we had this week to suggest big gains, significant gains for republican in congress. >> that is from an analysis of seat-by-seat, state-by-state. i think the number that sort of explains it overall is what is called the generic ballot, where you ask someone if you vote republican or democr democratic in november? it's at the largest spread, 10-point republican lead in the 68 years of gallup will, which means it's, at a time when reagan was a democrat. this is a very long time. this is totally unprecedented. and that portends a wave election. that's like johnson in '64. like reagan in '80. gingrich in the mid-'90s. curiously, every 15 years or so. if that number holds, that generic spread of ten, then you get this kind of wave. i think you do get the house clearly will fall to the republicans. and the senate will be close. i think sabato
FOX News
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, stephen hayes, it turns out as we reported earlier in the 37 races for governor across the country this november in at least 20 of those states, including massachusetts and iowa, that in some cases republicans, some cases democrats, some cases both have endorsed an arizona-style crackdown on ill leam immigrants. will immigration be a voting issue this november? >> it always threatens to be a voting issue and it rarely is a voting issue. this year could be different. you are seeing candidates embrace arizona, but how many have we seen reported on that says it goes further than arizona? that is happening in wisconsin where i was a couple weeks ago. scott walker, the republican governor says i want arizona-plus and take away public funding from the illegal immigrants. >> it also feeds in a narrative that the federal government has been asleep on the job in terms of immigration and come place sant and folks want -- complacent of the folks wanting to take the government back. it will be an issue. of course, i think the economy is the top issue. but i think some folks will go to voting b
FOX News
Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
democrats' ability to help economy. bring in the panel to talk about it. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." juan williams, for national public radio. and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. gentlemen, welcome to all of you. the white house shied away from calling anything a stimulus, and that's what mitch mcconnell did immediately calling at it stimulus. what is it? >> it's a stimulus know the word can't be used anytime. a mini stimulus. classic example of the administration acting for the appearance of activity. i doesn't have a clue what to do. it spent half a trillion on first stimulus. we saw 60% of americans think it did absolutely nothing. and they have no idea. the economy is still in a ditch. so they come up with a mini version of this. which will be throwing $50 billion and it will not leave a trace unlike the interstate highway system or the t.v.a. or the hoover dam which were real infrastructure ideas. this will not leave, absolutely nothing will be left behind. it will be a temporary fix. i like the way the president announces, we heard it will be a
FOX News
Sep 26, 2010 2:00pm EDT
with in their own election. >> chris: on friday, comedian stephen colbert testified before a congressional committee in his fake comedic character. at a time when the country faces real problems, sir,, was this an embarrassment for the house? >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. he was. >> chris: he was called by the democratic chairman of the subcommittee. >> you asked me he whether the testimony was appropriate and i think it was not appropriate. >> chris: and he should not have been called? >> what he had to say i think was not the way it should have been said. if he had a position on the issues he should have given those issues and i think -- that is my personal opinion. >> chris: you regret it? >> i think it was inappropriate. can i say something, go back to the pledge because. >> chris: 30 seconds. >> the american public heard from the young guns. it turned out to be a pop gun. turned out to be spin, not substance, not specifics. it turned out to be a return to the failed bush policies which demonstrably got us into
FOX News
Sep 28, 2010 12:00am EDT
for stephen colbert to testify last week. nancy pelosi said in is a wonderful thing. majority leader steny hoyer disagreed with nancy pelosi. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> he was called by the democratic chair. >> you asked me chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> sean: they don't have time to vote on how much the business in this country is going to be paying in taxes. >> oh god there we go. >> i agree with steny, i don't think it was appropriate. he said i think it was more embarrassing for colbert. that's what colbert does. he's a schtick guy why do we need him on capitol hill testifying -- >> sean: how about voting on -- >> i think it is embarrassing. he's got his show, do his show, do it from there. >> the idea of having celebrities testify has gotten out of hand. colbert testified in character. [ talking over each other ] >> hearings are supposed to be about listening -- eliciting information to legislate not about self-aggrandizement for the commit at th
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 12:00am EDT
them expire? i think act of defiance coupled with stephen colbert. they have time for colbert they don't have time to vote on what our tax rates are going to be. >> i think it is a general trend where people in america peel that things are no in control in washington. and that the democratic congress is not managing basic stuff. something like this is sthoeuic of and you know -- symptomatic of something that is broken in the system. the fuel behind the tea party and a big year for republicans. >> sean: the president said i'm a christian by choice. he was asked, you know by somebody, why are you a christian? you are a christian contemporary singer. i can't get over this trippi. i still have a problem with reverend wright. i don't know how you sit in the pews with somebody for 10 -- i don't know how you sit in the pews with somebody for 20 years and say i have no idea. >> it is not very christian. >> sean: of me? >> yes. >> sean: i'm not a good christian. you are questioning my faith. >> when someone tells you that they -- they didn't realize it. >> sean: do you believe him when he said
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 9:00pm EDT
, especially when you consider they had time to bring in stephen colbert to deliver a stand-up before congress but they don't have time to vote on the bush tax cuts are or the estate taxes. >> sean: a little under 100 days to die so you don't have to pay the death tax. >> people are crossing their finger. >> sean: if you die december 30ers, no estate tax. if you die january 1st, as of now, 55%. >> you have barney frank shaking in his pants bringing in former president clinton. >> i don't want to think about barney frank shaking in his pants. leave his pants out of it. >> sean: ouch! you are going back to the -- >> i don't want to get personal with barney frank. >> sean: the tax foundation is running numbers, the tax hikes coming down the road, they say are eye-popping. for example, somebody with as<)é combined income $122,000, two kids income going up nearly $5,000. family of four, $45,000 a year their income going up over $2,000 if they don't move. i think was one of the greatest acts of cowardice in our lifetime, leaving town not telling us before the election where they stand. >> absolutel
FOX News
Sep 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
be a different electorate. she has a good feel for that. >> greta: she used the same of senator ted stephens. everyone seizes upon that name. >> right the think about ted stevens, if you are from alaska, republican or democrat, he was alaska, essentially. i think people identify with stevens, regardless of their political party because he delivered so much for the state. >> greta: now to your article. don't mock the tea party, why? >> this is not me saying i love the tea party. it is more saying they are not a joke. and they've been treated like a joke. the fact of the matter is, they are a serious movement. they have the potential to be -- they are very serious now and they have the potential to be more serious. i compare them to the goldwater movement. these are people who are very dissatisfied and very organized. i just read a book, a great job describing the tea party and helps you understand how much the press misrepresents them. i think you know that from being out talking to people. they are not this sort of yokels that they've been portrayed in the media. >> greta: the media has been
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Sep 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
in the panel. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." judith miller from the "manhattan institute." and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles? >> if that is what you get when a group of hand-pick ed members of an audience, imagine what you would have got with a random selection of audience that would have been more raucous. it clearly is not something that helped him. i was struck by the fact nothing new came out of it. but one statement is classic obama that reappears over and over again. he says my challenge is i'm thinking about the next generation, and there were a lot of folks out there who are thinking about the next election. this is the trophy he uses all the time. "the folks out there" the republicans, only about power, winning election and all that. i, the father of our nation, stand above all this and act only in the national interest looking at the next election. what is so great about it, it's so obviously false. he would haven't been in the meeting in the instance in the first place if he weren't election nearing. he knows the polls are showing that peopl
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." mort kondracke, from roll call. and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, what jumps out at you from reading the pledge to america? >> the fact it's specific and lengthy. almost say it's exhaustive. in a way it's bold and aggressive. look, i take a backseat to no one with my cynicism about these things. in a sense, political gimmick and it will help republicans get elected. i get that. so was the contract with america. if you look back at the contract, even five or six years after the contract was passed, 95 of the programs either scrutinized or eliminated increased in the budget by 10 or 15%. reasons to be skeptical. promises coming out of washington. having said that, this is an impressive document. it is specific about spending levels. turning back tarp, returning to prestimulus levels. repealing healthcare. there are a lot of specifics in here. i think a lot of things for people to like. >> bret: mort, the plan will be rolled out tomorrow. at a hardware store in suburban virginia, as the g.o.p. leaders talk about th
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
about the back and forth? bring in the panel. stephen hayes, writer for "weekly standard." rick klein, political reporter for abc news and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, two come can meeting events today. one in a hardware store in virginia. and one of the west steps of the capitol where the democratic leaders move the small business bill forward. >> it's an interesting contrast. it's clear in campaign mode here. i think what republicans did worked. it was smart for john boehner and eric canter to step back and let others make the argument, to the extent it triples down to the american voters, which is questionable. it's a good thing to do. the pledge overall is a smart thing to do. it's a good program. bold and aggressive. it doesn't answer all of the questions. of course, what happens on november 3 in some respects in governing is more important than what happens on november 2. it's a campaign document. they are doing it to campaign on something. what it does practically in political terms is it takes away one of two democratic arguments. democrats spent six or eig
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Sep 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
.6%, and stephen moore is the economic writer for the "wall street journal." good morning to you and, this labor day what is the better topic than talking about labor in america. look the president will roll out big ideas, today, and wednesday, and at a press conference at the white house on friday and your view, are they big enough, stephen. >> bill, they are big ideas and just are not new ideas, as i look at the reports of what the president will say, more infrastructure spending and targeted tax cuts it is exactly what we have been doing the last year-and-a-half and what is interesting about the chart you showed us, the rise in the minim unemployment rate is one of the most important dates, january/february, '09 was about 8% and that was before we spent the trillion dollars of the stimulus money and spent all of the money and have an unemployment rate closer to 10% and i would say the prima facie evidence that the stimulus spending of a trillion dollars has not worked and -- it would be a mistake. bill: sorry to interrupt you, i'd have economists coming on the air and saying, look it had impa
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Sep 30, 2010 9:00am EDT
to your paycheck next year if tax cuts are not extended. stephen moore, senior economic writer for the wall street journal, good morning to stkpwhraou by hill. -- hi bill. >> bill: if you make $50,000 a year, your taxes will go up $2900, starting when, the third week in january? >> january 1, 20 # one. as soon as that clock hits midnight, the new year brings those tax increases. >> if you're making $100,000 a year, your taxes go up $4500. >> yes. by the way, bill, let me just say one thing about this, it depends on how many kids you have, because remember there was a child credit in the 2001 and 2003 tax bill, so this is -- i think those examples you're using are for a family of four with two kids. bill: clarification, it is a family of four, based on our research and our brain room. the president has said he signed eight pieces of legislation already that provide small business tax cuts, and your tax haven't gone up in this administration, your taxes have gone down. is he right? >> well, he's partly right. it's true that he has signed a lot of legislation that's supposed to he
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